Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight-day holiday celebrated by those of Jewish faith. The festival is observed by lighting candles in a special candelabrum called a Menorah. The Menorah has nine branches and on each night of the holiday, one candle is lit until all eight are lit on the last night. A ninth candle, called a shamash, is also lit each night and used to light the others. It occupies a special spot on the Menorah separate from the rest.
Below you will find some links to sewing projects to make for your Hanukkah celebration. If you know of others that I have missed, please send the link to me and I will add it to the list.
Make a set of Hanukkah coasters with these easy to understand directions from the Purl Bee.
Hanukkah Dreidel Plushie
The dreidel is an important part of the Hanukkah tradition, and this adorable plushie would be a wonderful toy for smaller children.
Embroidered Dreidel Game Pouches
These lovely personalized dreidel pouches would make lovely gifts.
Hanukkah Gift Card Holder
Dress up a Hanukkah gift card with this blue and white gift card holder.
Star of David Treat Bag
This driedel shaped treat bag decorated with the Star of David can hold chocolates or small gifts received during the eight nights of Hanukkah.
This is a no-sew project, but could easily be sewn if so desired.
Homespun Hanukkah Garland
Decorate your home for Hanukkah with this festive and easy to make garland.
Felt Foods Latke Tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to make a felt latke.
How to Sew a Kippah
This page explains how to sew a kippah. Make one as a gift this year.
This pattern book gives instructions for making unique yarmulkes.
Candlelight for Rebecca (American Girls Collection)
In this book, the character Sophie discusses sewing a scarf as a Hanukkah gift for her Bubbie.
Menorah image at top courtesy of ABKL Designs.